Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
801 East Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 457-3347
Fax: (618) 549-2897
Bars & Cafes
If you are in Carbondale and want to enjoy a night discovering the live music scene here, then Hangar 9 is the ideal place to head to. Located in the bustling downtown area, a few blocks from the Southern Illinois University, Hangar 9 is a spacious bar-club-music-venue that features bands and musicians from all over the country. You can either choose to catch the show by dancing away to the tunes on the main level, or head upstairs for a better view of the stage. There is also a beer garden which is a great place to grab a beer during the summer. Call to know more.
Having been featured on numerous TV shows like Good Morning America and newspapers and magazines like The New York Times and Vogue among others, 17th Street Bar Grill is famous for its tasty pulled pork, delicious ribs, delectable mac and cheese and heavenly baked beans. Previously managed by Mark Mills and now by his daughter Amy Mills, the restaurant is quite cosy both indoors and outdoors. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The eatery also has a full bar, where one can pick their favorite drinks with their favorite food, the prices being delightfully reasonable.
Root Beer offers an array of beer on draft, and classic pub grub like snacks, seafood as well as ice-cream and sweet treats. It is best known, however, for its one-of-a-kind decor. A quintessential-looking saloon from the outside, its interiors are adorned with antiques and unique novelties. A collection of 175 antlers of elk and deer, and 150 taxidermy ducks and birds are mounted throughout this place. Also part of the decor are cigar store Indian, guns and vintage finds that create an ambiance like no other.